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Redskins release Stallworth, sign Anderson

Posted on: November 8, 2011 1:37 pm
Edited on: November 9, 2011 8:59 pm
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CB Rodgers-Cromartie arrived in Philly with a reputation for shying away from tackles. (Getty Images)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Former Texans wide receiver David Anderson might be one of our favorite players and it has nothing to do with his ability to catch a football. His Conan O'Brien-inspired end zone celebration from the 2008 season (see below), as well as his Power Alleys movement in Houston (specifically: Episode No. 34) are two of the reasons we love him.

Now, after six years with the Texans, where he played under then-offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in 2008-09, Anderson has been signed by the Washington Redskins. To make room for him on the roster, the team released Donte' Stallworth.

With Santana Moss sidelined with a broken hand, Washington is in desperate need of playmakers. (Not having a legitimate starting quarterback hurts, too.) They were shutout by the Bills in Week 8, and against the 49ers Sunday managed just a 59-yard field goal before a late garbage touchdown.

Despite lack of depth at wide receiver, Stallworth, who is one of the fastest players in the league, struggled to get on the field. He played in just four games this season, registering five catches for 46 yards.

The Ravens signed Stallworth before the 2010 season in the hopes that he would give Joe Flacco a much-needed deep threat. But just like his tenure in Washington, he barely contributed, appearing in eight games and made two catches.

More evidence for how dire the Redskins' offensive situation is, via the Washington Post's Mike Jones: Tight end Fred Davis leads the team with 40 catches for 559 yards and two touchdowns and Jabar Gaffney is the most productive wide receiver with 31 catches for 441 yards and two touchdowns. Mike Shanahan on Sunday promoted rookie Leonard Hankerson to the starting lineup.

Anderson, whose Twitter bio describes him as "Getting paid to do what I did in (high school) and Im not talking about getting B's and losing my virginity," tweeted Tuesday that he was traded to the Skins "by the Manhattan Beach Soccer Moms."

Anderson arrives in DC with 82 career receptions, 895 receiving yards and three touchdowns.



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Since: Nov 10, 2010
Posted on: November 11, 2011 8:05 am
 

Redskins release Stallworth, sign Anderson

I'll drink to this move!



Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: November 9, 2011 4:06 pm
 

Redskins release Stallworth, sign Anderson

At least they knew enough to dump Haynesworth
Yes they did. but they were so stupid for signing him that he will count against the salary cap and take up a huge chuck of their payroll for many more years. The redskins will never be a contender with mimi me running the team. Until Snyder sells the Redskins are a complete joke. The defense should be good with all of the draft picks. But by the time the Redskins could build an offense through the draft those defensive players will be too old or will have moved on. The Redskins need to spend money on a competent GM and not some schmuck that will do whatever Danny tells him to do. They have become the worst franchise in the NFL.



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2011 12:25 pm
 

Redskins release Stallworth, sign Anderson

The only place to go after the Redskins is the Raiders unless Bill Belichick wants to try another bonehead recycling project.

News Flash: "Daunte Stallworth signs 3 year deal with the Raiders with $30 million guaranteed."




Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: November 9, 2011 10:00 am
 

Redskins release Stallworth, sign Anderson

Create a public Trust and buy the redskins from Snyder..thats where yuo start. Until then the redskins will never...i repeat never be anything more than the sorry bucnh of overrated overpaid losseers they are and I contribute quite abit to the redskin season ticket holder foundation.



Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: November 9, 2011 9:02 am
 

Redskins release Stallworth, sign Anderson

In some way, this is fitting that Stallworth has been let go.  There's no way he should have gotten back on a football field in shorter time than Michael Vick, and I say that as an owner of 5 dogs that I think the world of.  The confusing part of this to me was the apparent market for Stallworth's services.  The guy never really did much prior to his crime in terms of NFL productivity.  He was, at best, a team's 3rd receiver.  The way he was able to pay off that family to make everything go away was despicable.  You or I would be rotting in prison for the same crime.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: November 9, 2011 8:55 am
 

Redskins release Stallworth, sign Anderson

 
Letting McNabb go was the dumbest thing they could have doe watching those other two dorks.
Yeah, McNabb would have looked soooo much better sitting on the redskins bench than he does sitting on Minnesota's bench behind a rookie QB. McNabb is done...get over him.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2011 8:00 am
 

Redskins release Stallworth, sign Anderson

as a lifelong redskins fan this team is going nowhere this year. Probably next year either. They are lacking a proven QB, RB and at least 1 or 2 WR's. Not to mention help along the oline. This team needs to build through the draft and a sprinkling of free agents. I believe they are heading in the right direction, but with lack of talent this team had its going to take a while to replenish the talent it needs to compete. Keep making good business moves and getting players in the draft and it will evenutally turn itself around. Just not this year. or maybe next year



Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: November 9, 2011 7:12 am
 

Redskins release Stallworth, sign Anderson

It's horrible reading someone question another persons intelligence, in a post where the spelling is so bad its barely legible.  You're right about what you say, but damn, pick up a dictionary or something



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2011 4:22 am
 

Redskins release Stallworth, sign Anderson

Shanahan is the worse coach in the NFL.  He has either destroyed more talet or flat out lost it due to poor professioanl leadership ab ilities.  He is a has been John Elway benefctor.  Quite simply, he doesn't hve a cluse wht he is doing.  Letting McNabb go was the dumbest thing they could have doe watching those other two dorks.



Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: November 8, 2011 11:31 pm
 

Redskins release Stallworth, sign Anderson

CB Rodgers-Cromartie arrived in Philly with a reputation for shying away from tackles. (Getty Images)

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